Drew is a Houston-based reporter for By The Way. He reports on breaking travel news and trends.
Where I live:
East River, an offshoot of EaDo that’s the next target for development. There’s not much around except for a bunch of budding townhouses, a record store and an outdoor cocktail bar called the New Potato.
Best way to get around the city:
Houston is a city made up of smaller cities. Due to a mishmash of no-parking zones and the perception that cars outnumber people here, it’s best to use a ride-hailing service to get between the happening neighborhoods.
Don’t leave without having:
A rib-eye at any of the bars that hosts a steak night throughout the week — and if you can find where Bryan Hawes of Meat Mojo is cooking, even better.
But the local favorite is really:
Food trucks. Tacos, burgers, fried chicken, pizza, gyros, ice cream; you name it, Houston has a food truck for it, and food truck festivals are attended in droves.
If I moved, I’d most miss:
The variety and quality of some of the best foods from across the world that have found a home here.